Simple Intervention Helps Prevent Newborn Deaths
In developing countries, cleansing the cord of newborns after birth with a low-cost antiseptic can help reduce infant death rates.
Poll: Do You Talk About CMV Prevention?
CMV is a viral infection that can have devastating effects on unborn babies. Do you educate your obstetric patients about CMV prevention?
HPV Vaccine Not Linked to Unsafe Sex
Adolescent girls who receive the HPV vaccine are no more likely than unvaccinated girls to participate in risky sexual behavior.
SMFM: Measles Exposure in Pregnant Women
Neil S. Silverman, MD, addressed the recent measles outbreak and made these suggestions for women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Condom Use Doesn't Explain HIV and Depo-Provera Link
A meta-analysis shows use of hormonal contraception, compared with nonhormonal or no contraception, ups the risk of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa.
Antibiotic Resistance in UTIs Explained
The genes expressed by a common bacteria that causes UTIs protect the bacteria from the process the body uses to fight the infection, new research shows.
What New Technology Did 2014 Bring OB/GYNs?
From surgical staplers to birthing simulator updates, 2014 brought many new innovations for obstetrics and gynecology.
Availability of Rapid Test for Syphilis Widens
The FDA has granted a first-ever waiver for a rapid screening test for syphilis, allowing the test to be used in a greater variety of health care settings.
Antibiotics for PROM Near Term Have No Benefit
Antibiotics should not be routinely used for pregnant women with ruptured membranes prior to labor at term, unless there are signs of an infection.
Vitamin D and Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis
High doses of vitamin D, which is an immune booster, aren't protective against bacterial vaginosis in women at high risk for STDs.